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Croucher Innovation Award Franco Leung

8 Jun 2021


We are most delighted to announce that Dr Franco Leung King-chi, Assistant Professor of ABCT, has received the 2021 Croucher Innovation Award in recognition of his expertise and achievements in nanotechnology. The award will give him funding from the Croucher Foundation totalling HK$5 million to support his research expenses.

The Croucher Innovation Awards aim to identify a small number of exceptionally talented scientists working at an internationally competitive level and to offer substantial support to these "rising stars" at the formative stage of their careers. The Awards are designed to enable recipients to pursue their own scientific, intellectual and professional inclinations, to advance their expertise, to engage in bold new work, and to contribute to the development of education and research in Hong Kong. The Awards will be presented at a virtual Awards Presentation Ceremony in December 2021.

Nature, as a source of inspiration to scientists, encodes numerous supramolecular assembled systems that perform sophisticated biological functions. Dr Leung's research focuses on developing a research platform for fabricating novel biomimetic supramolecular soft functional materials with the smallest machine in the world - "artificial molecular machinery". This research approach creates photoresponsive soft materials with excellent biocompatibility for advanced biomedical materials and related technological developments.

Congratulations, Dr Leung!

Please visit the Croucher Foundation website for more information about Dr Leung: https://scholars.croucher.org.hk/scholars/franco-king-chi-leung

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